Photographed taxying out to rw32R for departure. This aircraft would be lost on 27th November 2008 when it crashed into the Mediterranean on a test flight prior to delivery to Air New Zealand with the loss of the seven people on board.
Not much protection against the elements for the pilot of this light helicopter. The rotor was turned by compressed air fed to the tips of the blades. The two-seat SO.1221 variant was built in some numbers, and was tested favourably by the US Army as the YHO-1.
Saab's A32A Lansen attack jet had good performance, and a night fighter variant was first flown in 1957. 118 J32Bs were built, and fifteen of these were eventually converted to J32E electronic warfare aircraft.